Darkness: Ardbeg 14 yr

£4.00 Per Ticket

Winner is: Tom M

Ticket number: 25

First time Winner!

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About This Competition

Newly re-discovered resting against the back wall of a storage closet, is an independent bottling of Ardbeg single malt from Darkness, showcasing the delicious marriage between smoke and sherry. This 14-year-old Islay expression has been finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry octave cask, allowing for huge sherry-bomb notes, before being bottled at a sturdy 47.7% abv.

Because they’re smaller than your run-of-the-mill cask, these octaves offer a greater surface area to volume ratio, and they impart oodles of sherried notes, which work very well with Ardbeg’s characteristic salinity and smokiness.  Only 292 bottles exist.